If I could go back and whisper 
in the ear of my child self
I would say what my
daughters must know. 
You are enough,  you are pure
love in human form and you
were not wanted to satisfy 
some empty space, you were 
born because the world 
seeks your light. 
Illuminate those you touch 
and share your shimmering 
heart. Do not allow 
malevolent souls to douse
your radiance by taking 
your gifts selfishly. 
Love through action so that 
those held in shadows 
grow warm in your glow.
You are made of stardust,
you are eternal love. 

KW  6/27/23